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Gender: Male Meaning of Baxter: "baker" Origin of Baxter: English occupational name

The name Baxter is a boy's name of English origin meaning "baker". Baxter and is often added to lists like English Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

An x makes any name cooler, so that Baxter has a bit more pizzazz than the original Baker. Baxter had some currency as a first name a century ago--it was on the popularity lists sporadically from 1880 till the 1920s, peaking at Number 515 in 1886-- which means it's just about due for a comeback. And we can see Bax as a worthy follow-up to Max and Jax.

Singer Ian Dury named his now-grown son Baxter, and Dr. Baxter Stockman was a scientist in the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle" series.

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Famous People Named Baxter

Baxter Dury, English singer-songwriter
Baxter Black, American cowboy, poet, veterinarian and commentator
Baxter Hall, American soldier who drummed the first musters in the Revolution

Pop Culture References for the name Baxter

Baxter Stockman, character in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series
Baxter McNab, main character on Canadian TV series "Baxter"
Baxter, Ron Burgundy's dog in movie "Anchorman"
Baxter, puppy on TV's "Masters of Sex"
Baxter the Bobcat, mascot for the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team
Baxter Basics, character in the British comic Viz
"Baxter!" 1973 British film about a family surnamed Baxter
"Baxter," 1979 French horror film and its main character, a talking dog
"The Baxter," 2005 film where the "Baxter" is a term for a boring guy who's dumped at the end of romantic comedy
Ted Baxter, character on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
Mike Baxter, lead character on TV's "Last Man Standing"
Phyllis Baxter, lady's maid of the Countess of Grantham on "Downton Abbey"
Baxter could easily be used for a girl, since it refers to a female baker

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